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Home Visiting Services

Community Services of the Guilford County Department of Public Health encompasses programs that are community based, meaning services are rendered to residents at places other than the health department. Some of these services are referred to as Home Visiting Services.  Please read on for more information on some of the different types of Home Visiting Services we provide.

Universal Newborn Home Visits, provides a safety net to ensure that parents have the knowledge they need to get their babies off to a good start. Newborn home visits are offered to all non-Medicaid live birth deliveries in Guilford County. The purpose is to facilitate early identification of problems/risks and need for early intervention, and to educate parents about available resources. Visits occur at 3-5 days post-delivery with follow-up visits as needed. Visits are provided by registered nurses with specialized training and experience in public health, perinatal nursing, and lactation support. Translator assistance is provided to Hispanic families. Visits also include a physical assessment, a psychosocial assessment of the family and environment with referral and follow-up as needed. For more in depth information select Universal Newborn Home Visits.

Pregnancy Care Management, formerly known as Baby Love-Maternity Care Coordination, is a case management program for pregnant women who are Medicaid eligible.  Care coordinators are registered nurses or social workers who provide services to pregnant women in order to reduce infant mortality through improved pregnancy outcomes.  Clients are followed for the length of the pregnancy and 60 days postpartum.  Pregnancy Care Management staff provide information and assist clients in obtaining prenatal care, WIC, transportation, childbirth classes, social service benefits and other related educational programs.

Community Alternatives Program (CAP/C) for Disabled Children, is a program designed to serve medically high risk children up to age 18 who would be institutionalized in a nursing facility or hospital without Medicaid payment for the home care available through CAP/C.  Read our Community Alternatives Program Brochure for more information.

Community Alternatives Program (CAP/DA) for Disabled Adults and Elderly, is a program that allows Medicaid eligible elderly and disabled adults to receive support services in their homes, as an alternative to nursing home placement. This program enables individuals to remain in their homes while receiving quality care. A social worker and a nurse work with families to develop a care plan to meet their special needs.   Support services may include personal care services, nutrition supplements and durable medical supplies.  Read our Community Alternatives Program Brochure for more information.

Care Management is a grant-funded program that enrolls eligible older adults in a program to link them to services they are unable to access themselves.  The services are provided to assist such clients to remain safely in their home and community.  For more information, open our Care Management Program Brochure.

Community Health Response Program (CHRP) provides health care in the homes of adults living in Guilford County.  Home visits are made to evaluate an individual’s home environment and his/her general physical condition.  Nurse and aide services are available on a sliding fee scale.  See our Fee Schedule for details.  Assistance is also provided in finding community resources to meet the individual’s health and personal needs.  The Community Health Response Brochure has more details about this program.

Care Coordination for Children (CC4C), formerly known as Child Service Coordination: learn more at CC4C .

 

updated July 1, 2011